Make sure to use the hashtag #WatchMeWIP with your donation photos and screenshots of your steps. You can also email Women in Plastics your photos and we will share them!

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Just because we aren’t meeting in person doesn’t mean Women in Plastics is resting on their laurels! Join us on October 3rd for Watch Me WIP Day as we focus on our improving our communities and our wellbeing!

Track your steps!

From the American Heart Association:

Are you fitting in at least 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of heart-pumping physical activity per week? If not, you’re not alone. Only about one in five adults get enough exercise to maintain good health. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, being more active can help all people think, feel and sleep better and perform daily tasks more easily. 

The simplest way to get moving and improve your health is to start walking. It's free, easy and can be done just about anywhere, even in place.

Science has linked being inactive and sitting too much with higher risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, colon and lung cancers, and early death. Being more active benefits everyone and helps us live longer, healthier lives. Below are some of the benefits:
  • Lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, dementia and Alzheimer’s, several types of cancer, and some complications of pregnancy
  • Better sleep, including improvements in insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea
  • Improved cognition, including memory, attention and processing speed
  • Less weight gain, obesity and related chronic health conditions
  • Better bone health and balance, with less risk of injury from falls
  • Fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Better quality of life and sense of overall well-being
*Source: https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/fitness/fitness-basics/aha-recs-for-physical-activity-in-adults

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get moving! Our collective goal for October 3rd is 100,000 steps from our Women in Plastics Community! Track your steps for the day and take a screenshot on your phone to add to our overall step count.

Donate to your local food bank:

  • In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment has soared and food insecurity is on the rise. More than 54 million people may experience food insecurity in 2020, including a potential 18 million children.
  • Every community in the country is home to families who struggle with food insecurity
  • Many households that experience food insecurity do not qualify for federal nutrition programs and need to rely on their local food banks and other hunger relief organizations for support.
*Source: https://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america

During our in-person events, Women in Plastics has donated to local food banks and even prepared food donations for distribution at mobile food pantries. Let’s keep the philanthropic spirit alive. Make a donation to your local food bank and snap a picture to inspire others to participate.
Make sure to use the hashtag #WatchMeWIP with your donation photos and screenshots of your steps. You can also email Women in Plastics your photos and we will share them!

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